Monthly Archives: October, 2012

University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore starts issuing admission forms

University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore starts issuing admission forms LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has started issuance of admission forms (admission kits) to the candidates intending for admission in medical or dental colleges across Punjab by today (Wednesday). Admission forms would be available absolutely free for candidates who had passed the entry test for […]

70,000 teachers recruited in transparent manner in Punjab

70,000 teachers recruited in transparent manner  in Punjab LAHORE: Minister Education Punjab Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur Rehman has said that education has remained top priority of the provincial government and assured that merit is strictly observed for recruitments in education department. The government has recruited 70 thousand teachers in a transparent manner, he stated. According to […]

Peshawar to have model child protection institute soon

Peshawar to have model child protection institute soon PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Commission would set up an institute in the provincial capital soon where children at risk would be provided shelter, counselling and other needed support, said an official. Mohammad Ijaz Khan, deputy chief child protection and welfare officer, told Dawn […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) expedites fee payment plan for Balochistan, Fata students

Higher Education Commission (HEC) expedites fee payment plan for Balochistan, Fata students ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has expedited the process to implement the prime minister’s tuition fee payment scheme for masters, MS/MPhil and PhD students of Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Fata. According to an official of the HEC, the information regarding eligible students enrolled at […]

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) to have breast cancer clinic

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) to have breast cancer clinic ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) is set to establish a Rs2 billion ‘Breast screening clinic’ with the financial assistance of the social welfare department, Dawn has learnt. It will be an advisory clinic but will also be providing surgical and chemotherapy services. […]

Hepatitis E Vaccine Debuts Thanks to Chinese Biotech Partnership

Hepatitis E Vaccine Debuts Thanks to Chinese Biotech Partnership The world’s first vaccine against the hepatitis E virus began being deployed from China last week, promising to stop the propagation of a disease that infects 20 million people yearly and claims 70,000 lives. This vaccine is the result of an unusual public-private partnership in China’s […]

Honeybees Have a Bite that Stuns

Honeybees Have a Bite that Stuns Honeybees are well known for their sting, but scientists have discovered that they also have a bite that stuns. Bees resort to biting when faced with pests, such as parasitic mites, that are too small to sting. The scientists published their findings in the journal PLoS ONE. A close study […]

Archer Fish Shoots Down Prey with Its Incredible Water Jet

Archer Fish Shoots Down Prey with Its Incredible Water Jet Archer fish have been observed to knock down prey with a precise jet of water that is six times as powerful as the fish could generate with its own muscles. This allows the archer fish to take down aerial prey from inside the water. The […]

Filamentous Bacteria Act as Living Power Cables

Filamentous Bacteria Act as Living Power Cables The filamentous bacteria Desulfobulbus can function as living power cables in order to transmit electrons thousands of cell lengths away. The bacteria, which are only a few thousandths of a millimeter in length and are invisible to the naked eye, can form a multicellular filament that can transmit electrons across […]

Synthetic Molecule Destroys Key Allergy-Inducing Complexes

Synthetic Molecule Destroys Key Allergy-Inducing Complexes A new synthetic molecule has been used to destroy the complexes that induce allergic responses, a discovery that could lead to highly potent, rapidly acting interventions for a host of acute allergic reactions. The scientists published their findings in the journal Nature. The new inhibitor disarms IgE antibodies, which are […]

Antibiotics Might Contribute to the Health Problems of the Bee Colonies

Antibiotics Might Contribute to the Health Problems of the Bee Colonies A new study from Yale University shows that eight beneficial gut bacteria common in honeybees and bumblebees have acquired genes that make them resistant to tetracycline, possibly contributing to the health problems of bee colonies. The gut bacteria of honeybees have acquired several genes […]

Priapulid Worms Highlight Need to Rename A Group of Animals

Priapulid Worms Highlight Need to Rename A Group of Animals A new study on the development of priapulids, known colloquially as penis worms, throws doubt on a feature that has been thought to define one of the largest groups of animals for more than a century. The researchers published their findings in the journal Current Biology. […]

Now a test to detect cancer, HIV with naked eye

Now a test to detect cancer, HIV with naked eye ISLAMABAD – Scientists have developed a new ten times cheaper ultra-sensitive sensor test to detect the early stages of several cancers and viruses, including HIV, with the naked eye Researchers from the Imperial College London claim that their visual sensor technology is ten times more […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) to implement fee payment for students

Higher Education Commission (HEC) to implement fee payment for students ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has expedited the process for the immediate implementation of the Prime Minister’s Tuition Fee Payment Scheme for Masters, MS/M.Phil and Ph.D for students of Balochistan, Gilgit/Baltistan and FATA. According to an official of HEC, the information regarding eligible students […]

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) to hold workshops on project formulation

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) to hold workshops on project formulation ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) aims to hold a series of workshops on project formulation across the country in coming months. In this connection,PSF in collaboration with University of Sargodha recently organized a workshop, to develop research proposal writing skills of scientists working in different […]